Pam Bucy

2015 Legislature
4:46 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Bill To Raise Montana Minimum Wage Faces Uphill Battle

Jonathan Windy Boy (D) - SD16
Credit Montana Legislature

Today at the Montana Legislature, Democratic Senator Jonathan Windy Boy introduced a bill to raise the state minimum wage from $8.05 to $10.10 an hour.

Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy says the bill is necessary.

“Montana’s average annual wage of $37,575 ranks 47 out of the 50 states.”

Sheena Rice of the Montana Organizing Project says the bill would help those who need it most.

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Equal pay
4:38 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Montana women wanting equal pay are better off working construction than finance

Montana Commissioner of Labor and Industry, Pam Bucy

Montana women earn 67 cents on the dollar of what men make, placing us 39th in the country when it comes to the gender pay gap. That fact prompted Governor Steve Bullock to form an Equal Pay for Equal Work task force, and to co-sponsor a summit on equal pay that kicks off tonight, and runs through tomorrow, at Montana State University in Bozeman.
    State Labor commissioner Pam Bucy is co-chair of the equal pay task force and a participant in tomorrow's summit.

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